In October our grandchildren visited. Being 4 1/2 years old, they were too young to be around my craft supplies, so my husband and I quickly packed everything away without doing a very good job at separating items into related groups. Consequently, everything ended up in a mishmash and has stayed that way until today. I finally got tired of having to search for anything I wanted by opening container after container.
So today I started the arduous process of opening containers and grouping items: clay with clay, wood with wood, kits with kits, finished minis with finished minis, etc. I still have another day or two's worth of work that needs to be done, but already my craft shelves are more accessible.
It will be nice eventually when everything is put away to be able to want a certain item and know exactly where I can get it without having to search through boxes each time.